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2011 Porsche Cayman R

2011 Porsche Cayman R

The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined - but most especially for racy. The new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise. (continued below)

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Lightweight Car With Exceptionally Sporting Ambitions

Source: Porsche | Published: Wed Nov 17, 2010

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121 lbs lighter and with ten horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine coupe from Porsche is designed for spectacular road behavior. With its specially adapted sports chassis, it provides an even more precise driving experience than the Cayman S. The Cayman R makes its world debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The new mid-engine coupe is powered by a tuned-up 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine developing 330 hp. In the standard configuration it transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox that propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Or there is the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) that reduces its acceleration time to 4.7 seconds. For even more impressive sprinting performance, the Cayman R can be supplied with one of the optional Sport Chrono packages, taking it to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The new mid-engine coupe is capable of a top speed of 175 mph with manual gearbox, or 174 mph with PDK. Its NEDC fuel consumption is 9.7 l/100 km with six-speed gearbox and 9.3 l/100 km with PDK. The main aim during the design of the Cayman R was to improve the two-seater even further in its performance, driving dynamics and agility through consistent weight reduction. With a DIN unladen weight of just 2855 lbs the Porsche engineers were able to reduce the power-to-weight ratio of the coupe with standard manual gearbox to 8.6 lbs per horsepower, with the PDK version weighing 8.8 lbs per horsepower. The largest savings were achieved through the use of lightweight components and doing without convenience equipment. As for the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster Spyder, an optional lithium-ion lightweight construction battery is also available. In addition, the top model in the mid-engine coupe is equipped with the lightest 19 inch wheels the entire Porsche range can offer. The complete rim set weighs less than 88 lbs.

The Cayman R's purpose and purist character can be seen at first glance. The extended silhouette of the bodywork, which has been lowered by 0.79 inch compared to the Cayman S, combined with the distinctive fixed rear spoiler, the high-quality silver-painted wheels and numerous sporting highlights on both the interior and exterior, ensures an individual appearance. The black-framed headlights, black exterior mirrors and the "PORSCHE" lettering on the side - in contrasting black or silver, depending on the body color - take design cues from classic Porsche racing cars.

Precisely this lettering was the trademark of the first Porsche with the "R" designation, the 911 R of 1967. It was created for racing sport use in a small series of 19 cars. The "R" was a prototype based on the standard coupe with a 210 horsepower Carrera 6 engine and, thanks to its many plastic components and extremely sparse equipment, weighed only 1830 lbs.

The new Porsche Cayman R will go on sale from February 2011. The price in Germany will be EUR 69,830 inclusive of 19 percent VAT and country-specific equipment items.

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type H6
Displacement 210 cu in (3436 cc)
Power 330 hp @ n/a RPM
Torque n/a
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual (Std.)
  7 Speed Double-Clutch Automatic (Opt.)
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear R19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 171.1 in
Width 70.9 in
Height n/a
Curb Weight 2855 lbs
0-60 MT: 4.8 s
  AT: 4.7 s
  Chrono Package: 4.5 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 175 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway n/a
Origin & Price
Origin Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a (69,830 EUR in Germany)

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